He holds a BA in Economics and History (2003), a MPhil in Economics (Thesis: Is Fiscal Policy Keynesian? Fiscal Policy in Western Countries: an empirical study, 2005) and a PhD in Economics (Thesis: Growing unequal? Essays on inequality, economic growth and development, 2009) from the University of Oslo.
His main research interest are inequality and economic growth in the long run. Publications: Inequality in the very long run: inferring inequality from data on social groups, Journal of Economic Inequality 13(2), 2015; Estimating occupational mobility with covariates, Economics Letters 133, 2015.